The salaries and benefits of leadership at city of Apache Junction, fire district

The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent on May 24 requested that the city of Apache Junction and the Superstition Fire and Medical District provide the total salaries for its department heads and the amounts for benefits. The fire district e-mailed the information. The city of Apache Junction required a Freedom of Information Act request, which was […]

Pension costs increasing as Apache Junction, Gold Canyon grow

The Arizona state program that provides lifelong monthly retirement income to city, fire and school district employees is requiring additional funding from both employers and present employees. In July, city, fire and school district budgets increased funding per employee set aside for pensions. State retirement system The Arizona State Retirement Systems retirement pension provides a […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District puts out mobile home fire on South Warner

Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department were dispatched at 5:37 p.m. July 26 to a mobile home fire in the 1100 block of South Warner Drive in Apache Junction. “Although firefighters arrived on scene in just minutes, the home was already fully involved with fire,” Richard Ochs, SFMD assistant […]

August proclaimed drowning impact awareness month

August was designated drowning impact awareness month in a proclamation read at a recent Apache Junction City Council meeting. “Drowning is a top cause of injury and death for children and teens in Arizona, affecting not only the victims but also families, emergency personnel and our society as a whole,” Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy […]

4 injured in Canyon Lake boating accident, fire official says

Four people were injured in a boating accident at Canyon Lake, according to a Superstition Fire and Medical District official. The fire district was requested by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 3 p.m. July 26, Richard Ochs, SFMD assistant chief of planning and logistics, said in a release. “Initial reports stated that several […]

Nearly 2,000 without power in Apache Junction from July 9 storm

[Update2: The Superstition Fire and Medical District has free sand and sandbags available for residents. Bring a shovel and plan to fill your bags at these locations: Fire Station No. 261, 1135 W. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; Fire Station No. 262, 3955 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; and Fire Station No. 264, 7557 […]

Apache Junction public safety workers prepare for an active shooter

Apache Junction law enforcement and fire/medical personnel train constantly to prepare for an active shooter. There’s no such thing as being over-prepared, so the Apache Junction Police Department officers and Superstition Fire and Medical District paramedics trained in June doing active shooter exercise drills at Apache Junction High School, according to a press release. “This […]

Monsoon raises risks for drivers, property owners

The city of Apache Junction and the Superstition Fire and Medical District warn that powerful storms can develop at any time during the summer. Some areas within the city and surrounding areas are prone to flooding, including washes and neighborhoods that are in low-lying areas, authorities stated in a release. “The predominant natural desert landscape […]

Two fires in Apache Junction

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, assisted by Mesa Fire and Medical, responded to two structure fires in the city on Monday. No injuries were reported with either blaze. The first fire was in the Apache Palms Trailer Park near Old West Highway and Winchester Road. The trailer was reported to be a total loss. […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District helps put out fire west of Apache Junction

Superstition Fire and Medical District worked alongside Mesa Fire and Medical Department and Rural/Metro Fire Department officials to extinguish a mobile home fire that spread to vehicles and structures west of the city of Apache Junction. SFMD and Mesa firefighters were dispatched at 2:31 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, to assist Rural/Metro with the fire in […]